Linked by David Adams on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Online advertising has been a hot topic for the past week or so, with Ars Technica trying out an interesting, somewhat desperate experiment wherein they blocked access to their content for people using Adblock. Of course, if this were to become some kind of movement among publishers, it would probably just spark a technological cat-and-mouse game that would surely be reminiscent of DRM cracking or iPhone jailbreaking. But in their post-mortem, Ars states that it was a worthwhile awareness campaign, and I hope that's true. But I thought it would be a good idea to try to bring the collective OSNews brainpower together and crowdsource the idea of how to raise money for a web site in an age where advertising is increasingly un-viable.
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RE[5]: This is my take
by smashIt on Sat 20th Mar 2010 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This is my take"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

And whether an ad is good or bad - it has been proven to work - on everyone. Even those saying they are not influenced by ads. You don't have a choice, it's a subconscious thing.

Basic psychology, actually. Well-understood and scientifically sound concepts.


well, they never tested me with their basic psychology ;)

the only thing you achieve with ads is that i don't even consider your product

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RE[6]: This is my take
by Bobthearch on Sat 20th Mar 2010 21:56 in reply to "RE[5]: This is my take"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

I call B.S.

the only thing you achieve with ads is that i don't even consider your product


So exactly what brand of car do you drive that never, ever advertises?

;)

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RE[7]: This is my take
by smashIt on Sat 20th Mar 2010 22:18 in reply to "RE[6]: This is my take"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

mazda
and i can't even remember the last time i saw an ad from them ;)

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